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Deputies Receive Raise with New Budget

Deputies Receive Raise with New Budget

Sheriff Tony Chavis
June 7, 2019

DARLINGTON COUNTY, S.C. – Sheriff Tony Chavis has announced Darlington County Sheriff’s Deputies with the rank of Sergeant and below will receive a pay raise beginning in July for the next fiscal year.

“I greatly appreciate the assistance of Charles Stewart (County Administrator) and County Council for getting this pay raise for Deputies,” stated Sheriff Tony Chavis. “This will make us competitive with nearby agencies to ensure we retain the Deputies here now and are able to attract quality applicants in the future.”

When Sheriff Chavis took office in 2017,the starting salary for a certified Deputy was less than $29,000 a year. This latest raise pushes the salary for a certified Deputy over $34,000 year.  A cost of living adjustment of 2% for all county personnel will be applied to the salary of positions with the rank of Lieutenant and above.    

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